DIPR Naga News (15.7.2021)
July 15, 2021
WEBLINK FOR AHoD AND HoD MEETING ON JULY 19
A meeting of Administrative Heads of Departments and Heads of Departments will be held on 19th July, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the Secretariat Conference Hall, Kohima. The meeting can be attended virtually also at http:meet.google.com/rrt-dwcv-qhx.
The meeting will deliberate on attendance of Heads of offices and staff in districts, directorates and secretariat including vaccination coverage amongst the officers/ staff; upcoming Eight session of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly from 03/08/2021; The Nagaland Rules of Executive Business, 2020- Adherence thereof; List of legal advisors/ consultants/ retainership appointed by the various departments and directorates on full time basis or on various terms and conditions and Updating the email and other contact details of the various departments in the Government websites.
All AHoDs and HoDs have been requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting positively.
APC HOLDS COORDINATION MEETING WITH CORE COMMITTEE
A core committee meeting of Agri and Allied department under the Chairmanship of Agriculture Production Commissioner, Y Kikheto Sema, IAS to take stock of drought in the State was held at the Secretariat conference hall, Kohima on 15 July 2021.
Chairing the coordination meeting, APC Kihketo Sema said these are extraordinary times for us not only because of the pandemic but the fact that nature and climate is not favoring due to very less rain this year. He added that crops fail to germinate in most of the fields and even the germinated crops were attacked by the Fall Army Worm (FAW).
The APC also said that due to insufficient rain jhum cultivation has been adversely effected and gradually it will affect the terrace cultivation also if similar trend continues. He also expressed that the state should create more water bodies, check dam, rejuvenation of ponds and streams and rain harvesting so that agricultural activities are not hampered due to drought as experienced this year. Also stressing on food securities he said that much has been said about food securities but less importance given to water securities. He therefore said that food security and doubling of crops is possible only when there is availability of water. Sema appealed to all the Agri & allied department that their schemes and programmes should be implemented properly and timely and any department that fail to implement them will be seriously dealt with.
After thorough discussion among the members, the decisions taken in the Core Committee meeting were; All the departments involved in deliverance of projects and schemes related to irrigation and water should make initiatives for creation of water bodies etc., which will help in agricultural activities, distribution of Rabi seeds to the farmers by September, so that the loss borne by them may be compensated to some extent, encouraging rearing of eri, goats and other livestock to supplement the income and livelihood of the marginal farmers of the State, all the AHoDs/HoDs shall ensure that the District/Sub Divisional Officers are stationed in their posting place and timely monitoring and supervision of the schemes and programs, the Core Committee and District officers shall make field visit of the drought affected areas to take stock of the ground situation and to plan out necessary required interventions for the affected farmers.A review meeting shall be held in the month of September 2021, the committee also proposed for housing all the District officers of Dimapur Agri & Allied Departments at Administrative building at Agri Expo Dimapur for better co-ordination and to facilitate the farmers under one roof.
During the meeting Agriculture, Horticulture and AH & Vety services, Fisheries and A.R Land resource, Sericulture, Water Resources and Cooperation, Soil & Water conservation Department presented power point presentation and highlighted the extent of damage of various crops across the districts in Nagaland due to erratic rainfall.
(Esuihangle IA & Takumpula IA)
K.T. SUKHALU CONVENES PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE MEETING
Advisor, School Education and the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Nagaland Legislative Assembly, K.T. Sukhalu, has convened a meeting of the Committee on 20th July (Tuesday), 2021 at 11:00 A.M. in the Committee Room of the Assembly Secretariat.
All Members of the Committee have been requested to attend the meeting as scheduled.
DC PEREN CONVENES METING
DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier, NCS has informed all District Task Force and District COVID Vaccination Committee members that a meeting will be held on the 19th of July, 2021 at 12:00 noon in the Conference Hall of the Deputy Commissioner, Peren.
The DC has requested all concerned members to attend the meeting positively.
CAVACH PROJECT LAUNCHED AT KIPHIRE ASPIRATIONAL DISTRICT
Project Cavach was formally launched at Kiphire aspirational district by the Chairman of Empower Group of Medical structure, Dr.Vinod K. Paul on 15th July 2021.
The Cavach project is created with an aim to enhance Covid-19 vaccination driveas Kiphire district has a low coverage percentage. It is based on PPP mode (public private partnership) and the project is funded by NSC foundation in partnership with Karuna Trust.
Some of the activities to be implemented are awareness program at Panchayat level, Community Champion program, distribution of screening material to 25 Sub-Centre, door to door visit by community champion and mass communication activities such as song, video, FM radio advertisement on distribution of IEC material.
Karuna Trust in partnership with the District Administration is going to implement in all the villages in the district for a period of nine months.
The program was launched virtually through video conference which was attended by Deputy Commissioner, Kiphire, T. Wati Aier and Dr. Chinole Magh Rengma of Karuna Trust and District Collectors from three districts of the country.
(T. Tsuthong, IA Kiphire)
WOKHA DPDB APPROVES LADP & COMMON POOL
The Wokha District Planning and Development Board held its monthly meeting on 15thJuly 2021 at Deputy Commissioner’s Conference Hall, Wokha. The meeting was chaired by Advisor, Information Technology & Communication, Science & Technology, New & Renewable Energy, Mmhonlumo Kikon.
During the meeting, the members discussed on the establishment of Veterinary Health Centre at Ralan and proposal for up-gradation of Chukitong, PHC to CHC (Community Health centre) recommended it to higher authority for consideration.
The meeting focused for the approval and finalization of LADP & Common Pool 2021-22 which was deliberated at length and the board approved for recommendation.
Chief Medical Officer, Wokha, Dr. C.W. Tungoe, while highlighting the COVID-19 scenario said that the district has so far received 40,780 doses of vaccines out of which 36,680 vaccines have been utilized, and added that there are 4,100 doses left in the district. He also highlighted on the status of all Cold Chain Point COVID-19 vaccine stock as on 14th July 2021, where 11 cold chain points in the entire district are functional to intensify the vaccine activity.
Discussing on the status of COVID-19 scenario in the district, Mmhonlumo Kikon said that deduction of 10% from the LADP fund for the year 2021-22 is to facilitate the infrastructure and other facilities of the health care system in the district to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. He urged the Wokha district Task Force to give more effort to ramp up for more testing and intensify vaccination and to involve the churches and other frontal organizations to create awareness on the benefits of vaccination.
(DPRO & IA, Wokha)
NOKLAK GETS ITS FIRST 100% VACCINATED VILLAGE
Peshu Nyukya village under Thonoknyu sub-division of Noklak district became the first village in the district to be 100% vaccinated. Covid Vaccination for all eligible beneficiaries above 18 years of age was completed on the 15th July 2021.
A special intensified vaccination drive has been initiated by District Administration and Medical department of the Sub-division spearheaded by the District Task Force, Noklak. The achievement of the milestone in vaccination is expected to be a trendsetter for other villages amidst confusion and apprehension regarding the vaccine due to false information and rumours.
(K. K. Chim, IA Noklak)
NOKLAK DTF CONDUCTS SPECIAL INTENSIFIED TESTING CAMP
In an effort to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, and in view of positive cases reported in Noklak town areas, the District Task Force, Noklak on 15th July 2021with the participation of sector chairman, GBs and other prominent personalities, conducted a special intensified testing camp in all the eleven sectors of Noklak town to identified those who may have contacted COVID-19 virus.
A total of 495 persons were tested as per house to house survey and six COVID-19 cases have been identified.
(K. K. Chim, IA Noklak)
PAINTING COMPETITION ORGANISED AT PEREN
Peren District Administration and Sakhi One Stop Centre, Peren organised a painting competition based on the theme “Imagining a Gender-Equal World” and the prize presentation programme was held at DC’s office chamber, Peren on 15th July, 2021.
The programme was chaired by EAC and Nodal Officer Sakhi One Stop Centre, Ane Khieya and the winners received their prizes from the Deputy Commissioner of Peren, Sentiwapang Aier, NCS where four paintings were adjudged winners based on the criteria of originality, creativity, theme relevance and overall presentation.
The DC in his short speech encouraged the winners to use their talents in contributing for the betterment of society specially in creating a more gender-equal world.
The 1st position was bagged by Kemchina Ndang (15 years old), 2nd position by Toshinaro Aier (43 years old) and the 3rd position by Isiba (25 years old) and Kiriahungle Hiahing (25 years old).
The winning paintings will be displayed at the DC’s Office and Sakhi One Stop Centre, Peren.
(Mamang, IA Peren)